Matthew Shapiro

Matthew Shapiro – Get out of your “Chair”: Shatter your Comfort Zone

Matthew Shapiro is a spirited and charismatic speaker and consultant, born with cerebral palsy. He entertains and enlightens his audiences on how they can “become their own wrecking balls,” break free of their comfort zones and exceed their personal goals. Matthew’s wheelchair was his safety net and leaving it caused him tremendous trepidation: He was not fully experiencing life. Through the persuasion a friend, he attended an event that changed his life FOREVER! He overcame his fears, placing his life in the hands of others. Now, he shares his secrets and strategies, allowing audiences to incorporate his messages into their own lives, breaking free from whatever “chair” is holding them back! His messages have won him the accolades of many. He was named Style Weekly’s Top 40 Under 40, profiled in Virginia Business Magazine and even served the Obama Administration in the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs.


  • Style Weekly’s Top 40 Under 40
  • Featured in Virginia Business Magazine
  • Served under Obama in Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs


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Great For!

  • Student Orientation/Welcome Week
  • Student Leadership Retreats
  • Student Government Events and Training
  • Alcohol and Drug Awareness
  • Diversity
  • Back to School Events
  • Summer Programs
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